Katsina women must cry out against rapists and those carrying out violent acts against them, Governor Aminu Bello Masari has said.
He stated this while speaking at a rally organized by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in collaboration with the Women Commission in front of Government House.
The governor warned that keeping quiet was aiding, abetting and helping rapist to escape Justice through induced bargains from the parents and family members of the alleged rapists
Masari said the Katsina state government had through the house of assembly promulgated a law which considered rape cases resulting into murder to be on the same page attracting death penalties while rape without murder is to be followed up with capital punishment.
He said “banditry has brought increased cases of rape in the state. Kidnappers too had been raping and maiming women in the state.
’’Of recent too, youths who lost in seeking for a girl’s hand in marriage conspire and incite kidnappers to pick the bride for rape.”
Speaking earlier, the State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Rabe Muhammad Daura expressed hope that the Katsina state government would act promptly in addressing rising cases of rape in the state.
Source: Naija News